Michael Morales took home the title at 141 pounds and Zeke Moisey claimed third at 125 pounds to lead the West Virginia University wrestling team to a fifth-place finish at the Navy Classic at Wesley Brown Field House in Annapolis, Maryland, on Saturday.
The Mountaineers finished with 84.5 team points while No. 23 Chattanooga took home top honors with 108.5 points. The Mocs edged out Princeton, who took second with 106.0 points, followed by No. 24 Ohio in third with 105.5 points. No.19 Wisconsin used three first-place finishes to take fourth with 105.0 points. WVU’s fifth-place rank is an improvement from last season when the Mountaineers took ninth at the event.
“I’m proud of the way our team competed today,” said first-year head coach Sammie Henson. “We are making strides every week. We are become a close team and there’s a lot of excitement within the Mountaineer wrestling family. Thanks to the parents, family and support staff who made the trip to Annapolis this weekend.”